Proceedings Magazine - September 1925 Vol. 51/9/271

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I. Introduction

The present paper comprises: first, a study of the factors which determine material excellence in order to isolate its principles;...



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    By Lieutenant Commander F. S. Craven, U. S. Navy

    I. Introduction

    The present paper comprises: first, a study of the factors which determine material excellence in order to isolate its principles; second, an examination of our existing material...

  • Aviation at the Naval Academy
    By Captain H. A. Baldridge, U. S. Navy Head of Department of Seamanship and Flight Tactics, U. S. Naval Academy

    Much interest has been aroused in many quarters concerning the course in aviation and aeronautics recently inaugurated at the Naval Academy. The following brief account is prepared with a view of acquainting the service at large with the present...

  • Naval Aviation Training
    By Captain James J. Raby, U. S. Navy

    The Navy has its only station for training heavier-than-air aviators at Pensacola, having converted to this use, at considerable expense, the old-time navy yard. The beautiful harbor and the favorable weather conditions make it an excellent place...

  • Aviation in Coast Defense
    By Captain A. W. Johnson, U. S. Navy

    AVIATION has furnished a powerful weapon for coast defense. It also has made more difficult the problem of coast defense by introducing the possibility of hostile air raids. Everybody knows that aircraft can fly over land and water, and that they...

  • Star Identification Diagram
    By Midshipman (Now Ensign) L. H. Burkhead and Midshipman (Now Ensign) W. H. Benson, U. S. Navy

    LAY a straightedge from the point on AB numbered (in black) below the line AB, corresponding to the azimuth measured from the elevated pole, to a point laid off on the outer circle on the opposite side of the vertical line CD and above AB an...

  • The Bridge Across the Atlantic
    By Captain Yates Stirling, Jr., U. S. Navy

    The creation of a huge Naval Transport Force was one of the most unique naval achievements of the war. In retrospect, it seems even to those who grew up in it, almost a miracle of accomplishment. It began from nearly nothing and ended with much...

  • The Nation in Arms and National Doctrine
    By Major J. M. Scammell, Inf. O. R. C.

    Of late there has been a great deal of attention directed in the military and naval services toward publicity. The press bureaus in the Navy Department and War Department have been active, military and naval officers have written articles for the...

  • Possible Improvements in Our Gunnery Training
    By Lieutenant Commander W. H. P. Blandy, U. S. Navy

    IN SPITE of the rapid advances which our Navy has made in gunnery during the last two decades, and the high state of proficiency which has now been attained, I believe that further marked improvements are possible, at the present time, without...

  • The Panama Canal's Biggest Ship
    By Captain A. W. Hinds, U. S. Navy

    A record was made at the Panama Canal on July 23, 1924, both as to size of ship passing through the canal and as to tolls paid on a single vessel. This record was made at the passage of the British battle cruiser Hood, which is 860 feet 7 inches...

  • Graphical Aids to Navigation
    By Lieutenant W. A. Mason, U. S. Navy

    The value of graphical aids to the navigator are obvious, affording, as they do, an easy method of obtaining necessary data in minimum time and without troublesome interpolation. In Fig. 1 is shown a graphical chart of the corrections to the...

  • A Home-Made Planisphere
    By Captain Albert N. Wood, U. S. Navy, Retired

    It is deplorable that at the present day the study of descriptive astronomy seems almost entirely neglected.

  • A Mooring Board Problem
    By Lieutenant Commander T. L. Gatch, U. S. Navy

    1 Author’s note.—Some of the features of this problem I have never seen published, and doubt if they are known by many of the younger officers of the service. My acknowledgments are made to Rear Admiral L. M. Nulton and...

  • Retardation of Ships' Speed Due to Turning
    By Ensign W. K. Mendenhall, Jr., U. S. Navy

    It is common knowledge that when the rudder of a ship is put over the ship heels, turns along a curved line and slows. The advance and transfer of all naval vessels with various amounts of rudder must be obtained in order to establish their...

  • Discussion

    Star Identification Diagram

    Midshipman (now Ensign) L. H. Burkhead

    and Midshipman (now Ensign) W. H. Benson

    (See page 1667, September, 1925,...

  • Professional Notes
    Prepared By Lieutenant Commander H. W. Underwood, U. S. Navy
  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy



    German Reply Favorable.—Germany’s reply to the French observations on Germany’s offer of a security pact was handed to M. Briand...

  • Book Reviews
    COMBATS ET BATAILLES SUR MER (September-December, 1914)—Claude Farrère et Paul Chack, Paris. E. Flammarion, Editeur, Paris. 7 fr. 95. p. 279.

    Reviewed by Rear Admiral Albert Gleaves, U. S. N. (Ret.)


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